Wine, sketch, and pinecone. (The lips were a stain on the paper that I fleshed out.) #sketch #drawing #wine #pinecone

Wine, sketch, and pinecone. (The lips were a stain on the paper that I fleshed out.) #sketch #drawing #wine #pinecone

themusepaper:

Affirmation:

This is my body.

I don’t always treat it well, but I’m working on it

I am tall and round and brown and very beautiful.

Yes, yes, yes. Very beautiful.

buttonpoetry:

Jamaal May - “Sky Now Black With Birds”

ForgiveI swear, the word has feathers. I want to learn to get its wings between my teeth before more retribution blots out the sky.”

Performing during prelims at the 2014 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam.

He is so amazing.

brownfatfemme:

afriquecouture:

fuckyeahginatorres:


When I became an actress I quickly realize that the world liked their latinos to look Italian. Not like me. So I wasn’t going up for Latina parts. I was going up for African American parts. […] 
Regardless of the fact that I spoke the language better and understood the culture better, those [stereotypical latina] weren’t the parts that…I could take seriously. Suddenly you have to explain why I look how I look. And then it gets complicated. And nobody wants complicated.

Gina Torres | Black Latino 

and THIS is how diverse black culture is. It’s not just one thing.

^^^^love her

brownfatfemme:

afriquecouture:

fuckyeahginatorres:

When I became an actress I quickly realize that the world liked their latinos to look Italian. Not like me. So I wasn’t going up for Latina parts. I was going up for African American parts. […]

Regardless of the fact that I spoke the language better and understood the culture better, those [stereotypical latina] weren’t the parts that…I could take seriously. Suddenly you have to explain why I look how I look. And then it gets complicated. And nobody wants complicated.

Gina Torres | Black Latino

and THIS is how diverse black culture is. It’s not just one thing.

^^^^love her

The whole world is divided for me into two portions: the one where she is, and there all happiness and hope and light are found; the other is where she is not, and there everything is gloom and darkness.

Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace (via liquidnight)

appropriately-inappropriate:

fuckyeah-nerdery:

Roseanne, Nightmare on Oak Street.

This episode aired in 1989 and it still hasn’t gotten through a lot of people’s skulls.

May I one day be this good a mom.

(Source: mojaskarb)

deadbyshawn:

deadbyshawn:

appreciate brown eyes more bc the people with brown eyes are grown up forcing to believe fuckin blue and green and grey are beautiful and either detest or get incredibly happy when someone compliments their eye color stop letting this happen

there are people with brown eyes reblogging this and theyre talking about still being sad with their eye color and this is exactly why we need hype about brown eyes

effyeahnerdfighters:

alysecampbell:

So I’m posting this a little bit late, but can we take a minute to appreciate the best graduation present ever? It’s an altered book that my mom made out of the Fault in Our Stars. (Since she knew it was one of my favorite books) It’s kind of like a scrapbook, only it’s made out of the pages of a book instead (John, I hope that you don’t mind that my mom altered it). She  used pictures, clippings, material, and other things I’ve gotten way back from when I was little to Senior Year. She even made tabs in some places, so you can lift it up and see the quotes. Thank you so much mom. This truly is the best graduation present ever. 

Beautiful!